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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Chester View Post
    I get the feeling there's more to the story. I believe the adjuster is the decisionmaker, not the agent. If you're truly on solid ground, sue the agent.
    Yup, like a police report......

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    I agree with others that I wouldn't write off the insurance angle too soon. There may be a grace period to add a new vehicle, or if you told your agent to add the vehicle and they didn't. If the agent messed up, it may be covered by their insurance.

    This actually happened to my Uncle on his house. His agent didn't set up the coverage correctly, so the agent's E&O policy had to pay what the sub-par homeowner's policy didn't.

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    That's gotta be a 20k bill right there...ouch

    and to answer your question, you dont run beads when doing body work, you tack. .025 solid core, low amps and move around don't stack em.

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    "B" pillar bent, and OP said the frame is bent.

    If brand new truck, the insurance company would probably total it out.

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    Watch this and you'll get an idea of how it's done.
    Body Weld Robots - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud View Post
    Mig welding?
    Tig welding?
    Flux Cored shielded gas?
    Flux Core Gas ?
    Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.


    I remember back in the 70's, there was a local agent who was pocketing premiums and not writing policies. He went to prison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud View Post
    So if I understand you right, the body's frame is Only spot welded? No continuous welding of the entire length of the seam?

    I assume, hot-rodders / custom car builders use Mig when they chop the roof and reattach it?
    Yeah most of the welding in the body will spot welded, you might find the odd bit of mig in plugs or short runs.
    The custom work is a different ballpark, chopping a roof for example is more involved than you might think, lots butt joints, fabing sections to make it work. Mig / Tig or if your old school gas all work. Full seam welds put in spot spot spot fashion to keep distortion in check.

    Honestly your trucks not that bad. The bed/body and chassis are all separate arnt they? If youre not in a hurry, S/H doors, front wing, bed and a body cut if required (always cutout more than youd ever need). If you get real lucky and find parts the same colour, it should take around 3-5 days depending how much damage there is under the doors and whos doing it.

    This gives a jist, the guy knows what hes doing.

    Watching him kinder makes me wana pick up a hammer again


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